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White House not naming Ebola 'czar,' despite calls to do so

The White House continued to rebuff demands from Republican lawmakers to name an Ebola "czar" Monday, saying the current strategy headed by a top adviser allows the government to more effectively prevent the virus' spread.<p>Even on the Columbus Day federal holiday, the White House was keen to …

CDC Chief Says U.S. Must 'Rethink' Ebola Response

WASHINGTON -- The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the government would change its response to Ebola after officials confirmed Sunday a Dallas health care worker had been infected with the virus.<p>"We have to rethink the way we address Ebola control," CDC director Tom …

NBC News Freelance Journalist With Ebola Says He's Feeling Better

The NBC News freelance journalist who contracted Ebola while covering the crisis in Monrovia, Liberia, took to Twitter on Monday to say that he is doing much better.<p>Ashoka Mukpo, 33, tweeted that he is "on the road to good health" and is preparing to put out some new material soon on the conditions …

Obama reviews foreign, domestic response to Ebola

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama urged his top national security and public health officials on Monday to incorporate lessons from the most …

CDC head criticized for blaming nurse's Ebola infection on 'protocol breach'

Some health care experts have criticized the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for saying that a "protocol breach" was responsible for the infection of a Dallas nurse with the Ebola virus, claming that the description scapegoats the nurse in a case that shows how unprepared …

Ebola outbreak: Get up to speed - CNN.com

<b>(CNN)</b> -- The news that a U.S. nurse tested positive for Ebola has heightened concerns about the virus. Health officials are moving quickly to increase monitoring of hospital workers treating Ebola and ensure the deadly virus does not spread.<p>The World Health Organization described it as …

Ebola Vaccine Would Likely Have Been Found By Now If Not For Budget Cuts: NIH Director

BETHESDA, Md. -- As the federal government frantically works to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, and as it responds to a second diagnosis of the disease at home, one of the country's top health officials says a vaccine likely would have already been discovered were it not for budget …

Second US Ebola diagnosis deeply concerning, health officials admit

Federal health officials in the US admitted on Sunday they were deeply concerned by a “breach in protocol” after it was revealed that a healthcare worker who treated Thomas Eric Duncan in Dallas had become the second person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the US.<p>Four days after Duncan died in an …